Campus Ministry acts as the locus for spiritual life on campus. Grounded in its Catholic identity and Mercy tradition, Campus Ministry also extends outreach to students from other Christian and religious backgrounds as well as those who have no faith tradition. Campus Ministry offers a rich variety of prayer/worship opportunities, spiritual guidance, community-building and service opportunities. Located on the main level of the Carolyn Herrmann Student Union, the Campus Ministry lounge has traditionally been a place of gathering, offering warm hospitality and a welcoming environment.
Campus Ministry offers spiritual practices that include daily and Sunday masses, the Sacrament of reconciliation, the RCIA process, a chapel choir, liturgical ministries and weekly devotional practices such as the rosary, lectio divina and Eucharistic exposition. Our office also provides periodic prayer services, weekly Christian fellowship, bible studies, a variety of retreats (including our well known and highly praised Carpe Diem retreats), interfaith activities, individual pastoral counseling and spiritual direction, special prayer services and memorials, a variety of community-building activities and many opportunities to connect with local faith communities.
Those who wish to express their faith through service may become involved in a variety of local service opportunities including soup kitchen service, Habitat for Humanity and a dynamic Catholic retreat ministry for local youth. Several annual local, national and international service trips are also coordinated through Campus Ministry in collaboration with Community Engagement. Social justice issues are addressed through student groups focusing on peace and justice, human rights and prolife activities. Campus Ministry’s many student leaders offer servant leadership and spiritual mentorship to the student body. Our office is also responsible for scheduling weddings for students, alumni and staff in Christ the King Chapel. For complete details of activities as well as a calendar of events, please sign up to receive our weekly e-bulletin. Campus Ministry is also active on Instagram.